Conference Leadership Team (CLT)
Pursuant to 2008 Book of Discipline ¶ 610 and the Plan of Union, a Conference Leadership Team serves as the executive body of the Annual Conference between Conference sessions, to ensure the decisions of the Annual Conference are implemented in accordance with the Conference mission, vision and core values.
Purpose. The Conference Leadership Team provides ongoing coordination, focus and direction in order to build a culture of mutual accountability throughout the Conference. It is the Conference Leadership Team’s charge to discern, deliberate and articulate the desired outcomes based on the Conference mission, vision and core values.
Membership. The Conference Leadership Team consists of (reflecting changes made by annual conference action May 2013):
i. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding (Director of Connectional Ministries with voice, but no vote);
ii. Eight at-large members nominated by the Bishop (with voice and vote); and
iii. Linda Hughes (Commission on Religion and Race, with voice and vote)
iv. Bishop Mark J. Webb (with voice, but no vote); and
v. Susan Hardy (Conference Lay Leader, with voice and vote)
vi. Steve Hustedt (Director of Communications, with voice but no vote)
vii. Nola Anderson and Sherri Rood (District Superintendents)